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Catching Up With Cannes: A Full Day of Coverage

Catching Up With Cannes: A Full Day of Coverage

At the end of a busy day here at indieWIRE and within our network of sites, here are quick links to today’s coverage of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival lineup. Follow us on Twitter for Cannes coverage anytime: @iWcannes

Eugene Hernandez: Cannes Roster Reveals Great Divide
Today’s lineup from France underscored why the Cannes Film Festival matters, or more importantly, why we should care about cinema today. At the same time, though, it reinforced an almost blue state v. red state divide that separates more mainstream moviegoers from fans of contemporary international cinema.

The Full Lineup: Godard, Woody, Kitano, Araki, Leigh & More
Filmmakers ranging from Jean Luc Godard, Woody Allen and Oliver Stone to Takeshi Kitano, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Gregg Araki will premiere anticipated movies at the annual festival along the French Mediterranean coast.

Tough Times Mean Fewer Options for Cannes Planners
The economic crisis didn’t hit the Festival last year, said Terry Frémaux today. Since it takes about 18 months to make a film, the effects are being felt this year, with fewer entries.

Anne Thompson: Cannes Watch: Penn, Binoche, Crowe, Gosling, Douglas, Watts Head for Croisette
The official selection is four shy of last year’s; at the press conference, Cannes director Thierry Fremaux indicated as many as six films could be added to the overall selection.

Eric Kohn: Quick Reactions to the Cannes Lineup
Put simply, it looks like a Cannes lineup. The individual projects are less immediately interesting than the individuals behind them…I think a big story will revolve around filmmakers equipped with the ability to work at their own pace, rather than crank out product after product in the hopes of being prolific.

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